Friday, June 01, 2012
so, what now?
So yeah. The doctor's nurse (or aide or whatever) called me at 4 yesterday saying they got the radiology report and my heel does indeed have a stress fracture. Or technically, a calcaneal stress fracture.
Not too sure what else is going on with it. The nurse had no idea. Told me to limit all activity (WTF? also: no). I asked about swimming, she said she'll have to ask the doctor. I asked how long I was down, she said she'll have to ask the doctor. I asked if I needed to wear a boot, said she'll have to ask the doctor.
I appreciate the call to tell me that its broken, but shouldn't you have, you know, actual information on care?
Needless to say, I'm switching doctors. I have an appointment with a doctor at CU Sports Medicine who researches women and stress fractures - the appointment is when we get back from Idaho.
And I busted out my boot from 2007. When we moved from Houston, I nearly got rid of it. I'm glad I didn't. And apparently, they're ambidextrous instead of being "right" or "left". Sweet.
Should I hear back from yesterday's doctor about swimming and biking, chances are for Boise 70.3 I will be doing it as an AquaBike. I will swim and I will crush that bike course. And then I will be a sad panda and hand my chip in. As tempted as I am to finish the race, if my stress fracture turns into a real fracture, I'm in real trouble. So I will be good (ish) and not run.
And what of the rest of the summer?
Well, I'm estimating I'm in this stupid thing ~6 weeks. I have a sprint tri on July 7th. Yep, that will be an AquaBike. And an Oly tri at the end of July. We'll see. Oh, and a marathon in September you say? With only two months on a freshly healed heel? Nope, its out too. Downgrading to a half marathon. LAME. And camping with a boot? I will probably have to rid some sort of plastic bag over it so it won't get totally dirty. And no hiking. :( Very sad panda.
And now the question to ponder for the next month..... 2013 "A" race: Do I register for Boise 70.3 and kick its ass properly? Or do I register for IMCDA and go for a bigger comeback.
Questions to ponder, indeed....